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Several times Virginia became obsessed with the idea that Bulan had left her alone there in the jungle, but when she called his name he answered from close beside her shelter.
This thought obsessed me every night of my life for years--if only I could find that one human and be saved!
Elijah's soul had been seared by famine, and he was obsessed by fear of repeating the experience.
I now I'm making a fool of myself, but the thing has obsessed me.
Some maundering fancy of going out with the tide suddenly obsessed me.
He became obsessed by the idea that it was his duty to kill Dennin; and whenever he waited upon the bound man or watched by him, Edith was troubled by the fear that Hans would add another red entry to the cabin's record.
The horrid picture of anarchy was held always before their child's eyes until they, in turn, obsessed by this cultivated fear, held the picture of anarchy before the eyes of the children that followed them.
Wilcox loved, obsessed her before she came to love him in return.
About this time I was obsessed by an unspeakably sad melody, the refrain of which I recognised in the words,
The good woman is obsessed by the idea that her husband and sons are still calling to her from the Dagger Rocks.
If everybody were shortsighted and obsessed with beliefs as to what was going to be visible, we might have to make the best of such testimony, but we should need to correct its errors by taking care to collect the simultaneous evidence of people with the most divergent expectations.
Gloom still obsessed him, but blended now with remorse.